E. C. Hartley

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10 Great Quotes on the Power of Goals

Setting goals is the first step to accomplishing anything meaningful.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As January is officially upon us and most people are working on their resolutions and goals for the year ahead, I thought it would be very fitting to compile a list of …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

25 things to eat before you die – the ultimate foodie bucket list

The World's 50 Best Restaurants have been announced, highlighting the best fine dining establishments on the planet. But for those on a budget, this list is pretty had to beat...<p>1. Fresh coconuts, St Lucia<p>Coconuts’ nutrient-rich water is best slurped straight from the fruit itself. On a St Lucia …

Fantasy-Inspired Portraits of Strong Women in Seattle Woodlands

Enter Kindra Nikole's wild imagination in her dreamy photographs.<p>Inspired by creepy films, fantasy novels, and greats like Neil Gaiman, Hayao Miyazaki, Kurt Vonnegut, and Lewis Carroll, Seattle-based photographer Kindra Nikole takes empowering images of women imbued with Photoshop magic. She turns …

Which foods actually have the most pesticides?

If you eat, you're going to consume a certain amount of pesticides. That's just a reality of living in this day and age. But luckily, there are some easy ways to reduce your and your family's pesticide exposure – which can improve your health both in the short and long term. And it all starts with …

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St. Teresa of Calcutta, Pray for Stephen Hawking

I know this might be rather bold, but I’d like to ask, say, several million people out there to pray to Mother Teresa during her canonization day, …

10 Home Remedies for Sleep Apnea Without CPAP

You can try these simple tricks and foods to treat sleep apnea before you resort to CPAP.<p>Sleep apnea is when you have a pause in your breathing or …

Physicists discover 'apparent departure from the laws of thermodynamics'

According to the basic laws of thermodynamics, if you leave a warm apple pie in a winter window eventually the pie would cool down to the same …

7 Tips for Debut Authors (from Someone Who Knows)

I used to be one of You, a brilliant author waiting to be discovered. Like you, I was talented and ambitious and probably brilliant, and like You, no one seemed to have noticed. Then all at once someone did, and now I’m one of Them.<p>In such rarefied company it would be easy to forget where I came …

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<b>60 Things For Your Characters To Do When They Talk Or Think</b><p>One of the easiest ways to show and not tell is by making your characters do things while they are talking or thinking about something. It could be anything including a chore, a daily grooming ritual, a hobby, or a group activity.

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Photo from <i>The Story of Computers</i> (Charles T. Meadow, 1970).

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I feel like we need to talk more bout America Chavez.

She’s a teenage latino gay superhero from another dimension. Like, how could you not just love her? Oh, and she’s a member of the Young Avengers.<p>Yes. As in THOSE Young Avengers. Did I mention she’s incredibly bad-ass?<p>You wanna talk powers? This lady has powers up the wazoo. We’re talking super strength and durability, flight,<p>as well as bullet-proof skin.<p>Is Loki checking out her ass? goddamn it Loki she will kick you so hard in the face. Oh yeah, there’s another thing.<p>She can literally kick …

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How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.<p>Before he became a novelist, DBC Pierre had already led a picaresque life. Born in Australia in 1961 to a Nobel Prize …

How to cultivate winning writing habits

As many professional writers will tell you, good habits are everything.<p>If procrastination or writer’s block sets in, the writer’s bank account might …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

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So true!

Pillow: Smart sleep tracking by Neybox Digital Ltd.

Pillow is an advanced sleep tracking alarm clock that can effortlessly measure and track your sleep quality. Wake up refreshed and learn more about …

The Five Stages of Writing a Novel

Few things in life are more daunting than attempting to write a novel. Leaving aside the amount of words you have to write (novels are usually around …

Opioid Addiction Is a Huge Problem, but Pain Prescriptions Are Not the Cause

Both the FDA and the CDC have recently taken steps to address an epidemic of opioid overdose and addiction, which is now killing some 29,000 …

5 Reasons Why You're Unhappy -- and How You Can Start Being Happy Today

So maybe you have the awesome house or apartment, a great relationship, and an amazing job. But despite the fact that everything in your life looks so great on "paper" or upon someone viewing your Facebook or Instagram accounts, for some reason, somehow your just not happy.<p>What I've come to realize …

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From The Night Cirus

14 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a YA Author

You might need to get a second job.<p><b>1. You will get rejected hundreds of times.</b> I have a spreadsheet of all the times I've been rejected — by editors, agents, publishers — and it's hundreds of lines long. It took me three or four years to get my first short stories published, and longer until I sold …

Want to write a novel? First Novel Awards finalists say it's better with age

After she published her first book of short stories in 2003, the acclaimed collection <i>The Rule of Last Clear Chance</i>, Judith McCormack set out to write a novel.<p>Twelve years later, she published <i>Backspring</i>.<p>"It took me a long time because I was learning how to write a novel," says McCormack, 62, who is …

Scientists stop blisters…with a 19th century remedy you’ll find in the chemist

It has taken 40 years of research but scientists have finally found an easy way of preventing blisters…and it has been available in the local chemist since the 19th century.<p>Runners should throw away their expensive blister plasters and lubricants if they want to prevent painful rubbing and switch …

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Expresso app will show you everything wrong with your writing

If you want to see how well you’re writing, the free text-analyzer Expresso will give you a detailed breakdown of whatever you give it.<p>The web-based …

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The series continues, in a new sketchbook:<br>Book Characters with Books!